Archive for the ‘Film’ Category

Favorite Films: A Matter of Life and Death

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

David Niven stars as a British airman during World War 2 whose plane is hit in dense fog. As the plane goes down he is talking to an American girl on the radio, who is trying to talk him home to safety.

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Favourite Films:Lord of the Rings

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Film Poster
What can I say?

When this was released, I, together with millions of other fans, was waiting for the usual Hollywood hatchet job on a beloved book.  However, director Peter Jackson has done a wonderful job and stayed true to the books in most respects.  He has credited his audience with some intelligence, and assumed their attention span to be rather longer than that catered for by most directors.   

There are some minor omissions and alterations, such as no Tom Bambadil and the absence of Saruman when they return to the Shire, but these can be forgiven in the light of all that is included.

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Predator: still waiting for a sequel

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

I’ve just returned from watching Predators, the third film in the Predator series.

The first film (starring Arnold Schwarzenegger) was a gripping story with (for then) state-of-the-art special effects. The second installment (starring Danny Glover) was a disappointment, so I was hoping this new film would recapture the magic of the original. Sadly, it does not.

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